Jenna Yarema

As a therapist, my goal is to help you deepen your relationship with yourself.  Many of us lead busy lives so concerned with what we’re doing, that we lose track of how (even who) we really are. One way therapy differs from a regular conversation is that therapy offers the opportunity to slow down and explore what’s going on beneath surface-level content. In session I might ask you to pause and notice what’s happening in your body or mind as we talk, or to describe the emotion that comes to you.

Consider therapy as the process of learning to be with yourself in a new, more authentic way. Bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience in this way is known to promote stress relief, emotional stability, and increase capacity for connection with others. 

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you struggle with unwanted behavior patterns or difficulties in your relationships. Maybe you’re challenged by overwhelming emotions or struggle to know what you’re feeling at all. Or maybe you’re having trouble adjusting to new circumstances or making a big decision. These problems in living and many others may respond well to psychotherapy.
I specialize in working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship/Intimacy Issues
  • Suicidality
  • Supportive Parenting
  • Trauma

Studies confirm what I know to be true: the best predictor of therapeutic success is a secure, attuned therapeutic relationship. This means I meet you with compassion and listen without judgment, assumptions, or expectations. I respect your pace and honor the need to feel safe when sharing your story. My approach reminds consistent in my work with adult individuals, couples, and therapy groups.

At the foundation of my work is the belief that every human being has an innate ability to thrive. I offer acceptance, empathy, and my own authenticity to enable you towards growth and fulfillment. I believe the capacity to build the life you want is already within you. My role as therapist is to help you clear the way.

I hold a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from St. Edward’s University and completed my pre-graduate training at Capital Area Counseling. In addition to private practice, I currently provide mental health services to formally incarcerated women and men. This work continues to be invaluable as it exposes me to a wide breadth of human experiences and challenges me to expand my perspective.

Originally from the East Cost, I moved to Austin for the weather and the hospitality. I also enjoy listening to comedy podcasts, long walks with my partner, and eating spicy food.